Freshening up my kitchen for summer!

I freshened up my kitchen space for summer with bright accents, new chairs, and some artwork!

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Summer Kitchen Tour

Welcome to my kitchen…my cat says hi!  😉

As you likely know my kitchen space is my most favourite room in our home.  It’s where I spend most of my time, and it’s where I feel most at peace and where I go to destress.  Not only do I need my kitchen to function smoothly, I also like it to look nice.  In fact, I decorate our kitchen space just like I decorate any other room in the house.

Come have a look at how I’ve freshened up this space for summer!

Summer Kitchen Update

If I had my way my I would have an entire kitchen of white cabinets…I love white.  One day I will have my white kitchen, but for now I’m happily working with what I have which is lovely.  For now, to keep things up to date, we’ve replaced the appliances and I’m amazed at how even that change has freshened things up!  This year we also painted the walls, added a couple of new chairs and some accents and artwork.  And to keep things cheery and bright I like to change out the floor rugs and tea towels.  Even these simple changes make a big impact.  I’m really happy with how it’s all starting to come together!

Summer Kitchen Update

Now turning around, here is my favourite part of the kitchen, our eating nook.  I have the most fun decorating in here.

Summer Kitchen Update

This nook is my most favourite view in our kitchen, and more specifically this corner with the set of drawers.  Not only does this set of drawers hold all my linens and small dishes, it also serves as a pretty vignette to showcase pretty dishes and fresh flowers or any seasonal decor.  Then to tie everything together I added this ‘eat’ sign from Vintagebebe, and now I love this space even more!

Summer Kitchen Update

Isn’t this great?  Sigh.

Summer Kitchen Update

And no kitchen space should be devoid of fresh flowers or potted plants!  These seasonal pansies fit the bill just perfectly.

Summer Kitchen Update

One of the fun finds for this space are the new turquoise chairs my friend & I recently discovered at a vintage market in Montana.  I saw them and had to have them…so we hauled these chairs all the way back in our packed-to-brim truck!  Hahaha!  But don’t they look so nice?!  Now I just need to find 3 more chairs, and I plan to paint them bright colours as well.  Thinking yellow and white!

Summer Kitchen Update

So there is my summer inspired kitchen!  I really enjoy keeping this space bright and cheery all throughout the year!  Do you decorate your kitchen for the seasons?

Have an inspired day!

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  • Reply Christine June 1, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Gosh do I love your kitchen! It’s so pretty! You have so many fun touches everywhere! P.S. I have the same faucet and LOVE IT!!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife June 1, 2015 at 8:41 PM

      Thank you Christine! We’re really happy with how everything is coming together!

  • Reply Shauna June 1, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    Love the pop of colour those turquoise chairs bring to your space. Worth the haul!

  • Reply Heather June 1, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    It looks fantastic! And I love the idea of the LED light on the faucet – what a handy safety feature for kids.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife June 1, 2015 at 8:40 PM

      Thanks Heather! We’re really impressed with this faucet – it’s got some great features – I especially love the no-touch!

  • Reply Joann @ Woman in Real Life June 1, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    The faucet is so sleek and stylish! I love your turquoise chairs too. And I actually have that same exact black chandelier in my kitchen. 🙂 Jo

  • Reply elaine - visual meringue June 1, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    It looks awesome Jo Anna! And now I really want that faucet. I love the light on it. Great feature. Love the nice design additions too!

  • Reply Barrie June 2, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    I absolutely love this- tourquoise and yellows are so cheery- and of course white is so clean looking. Thanks for the inspiration I needed on a very grey-day outside!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife June 2, 2015 at 8:47 AM

      Thank you Barrie! It’s dreary here today too, so I always love the pops of colour especially on days like today!

  • Reply Dannyelle @ June 2, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    I love all your vintage touches. Can’t wait to see more colourful chairs, so fun.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife June 8, 2015 at 1:43 PM

      Oh thank you Dannyelle! It’s all coming together slowly, but I’m enjoying the process! I’m hoping to have the next set of chairs painted by the end of the summer!

  • Reply Heather @ Simply Save June 7, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Beautiful! I made a similar “eat” sign last fall with wooden letters and spray paint!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife June 8, 2015 at 1:37 PM

      Thank you Heather! I love typography art in the kitchen! I bet yours looks fantastic!

  • Reply Dee June 10, 2015 at 12:47 AM

    Such a pretty kitchen, and I love the chairs and the vintage sign! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Reply karen June 10, 2015 at 6:29 AM

    Beautiful kitchen Jo-Anna! I love all the colors and touches and your photos are lovely!
    Thanks for sharing at Something to Talk ABout!

  • Reply Tanya June 10, 2015 at 11:33 AM

    I love the bright colors in your kitchen! Perfect for summer! Thanks for linking up to Small Victories Sunday Linkup.

  • Reply Rhonda Gales June 12, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    I’m loving your faucet. I also love the chest of drawers. I would go for a wider set for a long wall that I have. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

  • Reply Brooke Riley~Re-Fabbed June 12, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Very beautiful kitchen! I especially love the vintage Eat sign, as well as the mis-matched chairs. The black chandelier adds another touch of jazz too 🙂 So pretty and fun!

  • Reply Tania June 14, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    Everything looks so beautiful. I love the eat sign and the colors you’ve used. :o]


  • Reply Cathy June 14, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Love your faucet – what great and fun technology. Also love all your new touches – such a great kitchen. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  • Reply Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai June 16, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    Love your kitchen! Those pansies are beautiful…one of my favorite flowers. I always like having fresh flowers or plants in the kitchen too. They make me smile. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

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